Tut Taylor, Norman Blake, Nancy Blake, & Curtis Burch Jay Gower Home Recording Studio ?? Nashville, TN Circa Early-1970's Tut Taylor Archive Reel #33
1. Sweet Heaven (with Nancy Blake) 2. Train Wreck (New River Train/Lonesome Reuben) 3. Lonesome Dobro (with Curtis Burch) 4. Instrumental (?) 5. (x) (End of Tune Snippet)
Tut Taylor Archive Reel #33 features Tut Taylor and Norman Blake (with Nancy Blake on cello on "Sweet Heaven" and Curtis Burch, of New Grass Revival fame, on second Dobro on "Lonesome Dobro"), possibly recorded at Jay Gower's home recording studio, Nashville, TN circa early-1970's. The sound on this reel is particularly nice! Note: This rendition of track #2, "Train Wreck", is found on Tut and Norman's "Flat Pickin' in the Kitchen" CD.
The tape is a 15 inch per second stereo recording on side A with side B being blank. The reel was played on a modified Revox A77 reel-to-reel machine with a Reutelhuber custom designed and built tape head preamplifier incorporating 2003 era technology and components including all metal film resistors, polypropelene coupling capacitors, and low ESR electrolytic supply bypass capacitors. The resulting analog signal was digitized by a Mytek Digital 8X96 analog to digital converter using Steinberg Nuendo as the recording software and saved as a 24 bit 48 kHz wave file.
Post processing and was done with Nuendo using the following Waves Plugins: X-Hum, Q10 and L3. The file was dithered down to a 16 bit/44.1kHz wave file.
The box is labeled "Tut-Curtis-Norman/Gower Studio." The reel is labeled "Tut&Curtis at Gower, 15 IPS."
This recording was originally made available by The Steam Powered Preservation Society, 501(c)3 at www.thespps.org.
It is intended for personal and educational use only. All rights remain reserved by the artists.